MandAlone: The BOOK also available - all arrangements in notation and tab, free sample too!
"A world class mandolinist" - Mandolin Magazine
As a veteran teacher and workshop presenter, Tim has taught at the Alaska Folk Arts Camp and the Wintergrass Festival School among many other music camps. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. Additionally, Tim was a contributor to the number-one selling mandolin instructional book, "Mandolin for Dummies". He is also in-demand as an ensemble coach for both professional and amateur groups of all styles and instruments, helping bands improve their sound and overall vision and cleaning up arrangements as they head into the recording studio.
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Jo Pellegrini, Director of Aurora Mandolin Orchestra
“Stumptown Swing qualifies as one of the year’s best jazz recordings. Connell’s technique has never been better - the flurry of notes fly out of his mandolin like machine gun bullets, each one hitting their mark."
Mandolin Magazine album review
Don Stiernberg, America's premiere jazz mandolinist
"...a collection of clear and concise gems. The music always has focus and authenticity - groove meets melody, harmony and energy!"
Mike Marshall, American mandolin legend
“Tim’s playing was just amazing this year…genuine, unique and beautiful.”
CMSA Journal Review of Mandolin Symposium 2012
“I can’t stop listening to this remarkable CD! Tasteful, graceful improvisations, beautiful arrangements, a distinctive, clean, evocative tone - obvious understanding and respect for the music.”
CD Baby Review of “Vignettes”
Hilary Field, classical guitarist
“I have heard a great deal of live music, but will never forget Sunday evening's performance - simply amazing!”
Tacoma, WA fan
“I just saw your performance of Floraux and have to tell you how utterly blown away I am.”
Amy Burcham, mandolinist/writer
“Thanks for the amazing show! You never fail to amaze me - come back soon!
Susan Johnson, concert host
“Foi por sorte que eu encontei Tim Connell em Portland, Oregon, EUA. Ele e um parceiro tocam choro autentico aqui nos EUA. Os shows dele são ótimos - ele ajuda manter esta genero de música viva.”
Free Gift This Week...
I made a Tom Petty Sing-Along book (chords and lyrics) for a couple of old pals who are huge Petty fans. But, I bet some of you might also like to have a Tom Petty singalong right about now, so HERE it is.
Week-long residency with The Old Yellers featuring a who's-who guest list of Portland's music scene.
Portland Jazz Violin Summit, hosted by Stumptown Swing and featuring Ben Blechman, James Mason and Annie Staninec
Duo with 7-string guitarist, Cesar Garabini.
Duo with Cesar Garabini. House concert, a public show in a private home, all are welcome - contact our host to make a reservation and learn the address: firstname.lastname@example.org
With Eric Skye, Norman Sylvester and more at PSU's "Faces of the Guitar" event. Eric and I will play our June Apple material plus some of our old jazz/funk repertoire.
With fiery and deep vocalist Annette Lowman in a trio - upright bass, mandolin, voice
Stumptown! Dancers! Fun!!
Long Beach, WA
Rio Con Brio plays two sit-n-listen sets
Port Angeles, WA
Mike and I play with members of Pearl Django at this great winery concert
Forest Grove, OR
Old Yellers at Grand Lodge
Busking solo at Hillsboro's Civic Plaza
Stumptown Swing's homebase - swing dance Thursday - always a blast for dancers and wallflowers alike